CRE Outreach presents THE BOYS NEXT DOOR by Tom Griffin, a comedy-drama centering on a caring social worker who supervises four disabled men living together in an apartment while learning to face their daily challenges together. Performances take place from Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 10, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. at The Blue Door, 9617 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they are allotted on this earth. As such, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR explores friendship, love and loss in ways universal to all of us.
Directed by Jeremy Aldridge, award-winning director from Sacred Fools Theatre, and produced by Bryan C. Caldwell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of CRE Outreach with rights secured through Dramatists Play Service, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR gives CRE Outreach the opportunity to produce a published work and cast it from within three of its Theatre Arts as Therapy programs, including Veterans Empowerment Theatre members Mason Vokes as Jack, with Judy Welsh in ensemble roles; Theatre by the Blind members Kenny Lee as Lucien P. Smith, Lee Pugsley as Arnold Wiggens, CoCo Head as Barry Klemper, Sylvia Taylor as Sheila, with Leela Kazerouni in ensemble roles; and Rex & Friends musician August McAdoo as Norman Bulansky.
Single tickets are priced at $15. Tickets and information available at https://creoutreach.org or via phone at (310) 425-8215. Any available tickets will be sold at the box office starting a half hour prior to show time.
Submitted by Shari Barrett